May 24, 2021
North Carolina Railroad Company Announces New CFO
Michelle Jeng

The North Carolina Railroad Company is welcoming Michelle Jeng as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective June 21, 2021.  Jeng previously served as CFO at the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati and offers more than 20 years of experience in finance.

“We are excited that Michelle is joining the NCRR team,” says NCRR President and CEO, Carl Warren.  “She brings a wealth of experience ranging from financial strategy to leadership, and her expertise will play a significant role as we take a proactive approach to managing the unique North Carolina Railroad asset.”

As CFO of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Jeng oversaw a $155 million annual budget as well as being responsible for financial performance, portfolio management and the integration of finance and operations.

“I am excited to step into the CFO role at the North Carolina Railroad Company to help continue executing on its priorities and strategic plan to accelerate growth,” says Jeng.  “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve NCRR’s employees, stakeholders, and the many communities across the State of North Carolina.”

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Big news! 2022 was a record-breaking year for passenger rail in NC. Trains carried a record 522.5k people, surpassing the pre-pandemic record from 2014 of 481.5k travelers. We're excited to see more people using such a great resource in our state! https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article271329097.html

Today is NCRR Charter day. Our charter, signed in 1849, outlined a need to connect the state from "east to west." We're proud to say our 317-mile rail corridor helps move people and freight east to west AND north to south. Don't worry, we'll keep exceeding expectations.

The weight ratio between a car and a soda can is about 4,000 to 1. The weight ratio between the average freight train and an average family-sized car is also 4,000 to 1. When a car hits a soda can, the can is destroyed. Don't be the soda can. #STOPTrackTragedies

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